Meet Our Team
Brings over 30 years of experience in dental technology innovation, marketing, and management to Evolve. He is the organization’s anchor for technical innovation and lab integration/operations. Currently Jakson serves as President of Evolution Dental Science, and is the former VP Director of Clinical Development for Global Dental Sciences – the innovators of Avadent Digital Dentures (2012 ADA Product of the year). Jakson has lectured, advised, and worked with industry leaders including 3M, Ivolcar Vivadent, and Imtec Corporation to advance their technical innovation in the dental market. Additionally, Jakson is co-owner and founder of three different and successful dental businesses. His understanding of the dental arena gives Evolution Dental Science access to a large network of dental practitioners across the country as well as future revenue opportunities for the lab.
Bringing a new take on digital technology, Josh is the head of the CAD / CAM Team at Evolution Dental Science in Buffalo. Josh has worked in the digital photography field working for such names as The Buffalo News, Tonawanda News, and AP magazine. With this knowledge of the visual arts , Josh then joined the Avadent digital denture team that invented the first Digital Denture based out of this Buffalo physicality. Joshua has been a industry lecture on CAD design since 2013 and trains individuals on exocad everyday, in addition to helping with critical case work. Joshua believes in the harmonious balance between automation and manual manipulation in the manufacturing workflows he develops.
– Director of Sales & Distribution
Tristan Drescher is available to meet your prosthetics, implants, and parts needs. With brilliant customer support and hands-on case planning expertise, Tristan along with our case planning staff offer you complete predictability prior to surgery. Call Tristan to ask about Evolution’s implant case planning team and our comprehensive parts. (Ext. 203)
– Marketing Director / Supply Chain Coordinator
Graduate of University of Denver, Daniels school of Business with Degrees in Marketing and Global Supply Chain Management, Alex is the youthful visionary of the brand: creating new way of working with our network of digital technicians. As the main contact for new business development, Alex oversees the R&D of new workflows being introduced as well as, recruitment and education of new hires. Alex is driving Evolve with continuous systems integrations to make digital dentistry easy and more patient-centric. (Ext. 225)
– Lead Implant Treatment Plan Coordinator
Advanced Treatment Coordinator, Vinny Murphy, has worked at EDS for 5 years. Vinny is an expert in implant treatment planning, with a knowledgeable understanding of oral design, implant positioning, and the anatomy of bone. He is a strong asset to the EDS Team. Vinny is able to answer all of your concerns going into an advanced treatment and is ready to schedule a personal one-on-one meeting using online co-planning software. He is ready to help you! (Ext. 216)
– Exocad Trainer & Designer
5 years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Jakson; cousin of Joshua, stepped into Evolve wanting to learn exocad. Today, Jonny is youngest exocad expert in the world. Jonny currently sits as lead 3D printing coordinator and designer at Evolution Dental Science. Well-trained and very articulate, Jonny has a unique ability to train young staff through peer-to-peer insight. Jonny is ready to teach you how to navigate and become confident in creating smiles using exocad.
– Senior Vice President